# ChemDraw temporary label for chemnum LaTeX

Currently I'm searching for a nice way to implement my ChemDraw graphics into $$\mathrm{\LaTeX}$$.

There is a package called chemnum which will auto-label the compounds in the eps-graphic which sounds nice. The package describes, that I need to put "temporary markers" inside the document where the number should be.

How do I get these markers? I guess it is not a normal text area, isn't it? I'm using ChemDraw 16.0.1.4.

• It's better to ask $\mathrm{\LaTeX}$-related questions on TeX.SE. There is already a plethora of similar questions there, check them out – probably you'll find an answer. – andselisk Dec 17 '18 at 23:35
• This is not about LateX. It is about chemdraw. Thats why the question is in here but I will check out the Questions in the Tex.Stackexchange – Inselino Dec 17 '18 at 23:43
• I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's software issue. – Mithoron Dec 18 '18 at 0:15
• Just put tmp1 etc below the compounds you want to label, then let the latex macro replace those with the actual numbers from the aux-files. This requires at least two runs, and you are limited to using epslatex. There are certain drawbacks to this. – Martin - マーチン Dec 18 '18 at 10:16

When you create a text box and type into it, it will store it as a string correctly in the EPS. However, it was (sometimes) automatically putting it into chemical formula mode - so that in TMP1, the 1 was subscript (TMP1). Even if you fix this manually, it now saves the TMP and 1 separately in the EPS, meaning CHemNum fails to find TMP1.